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Ethics of Stem Cell Research

HUBS hosted Dr. Insoo Hyun of Case Western Reserve University for a discussion on stem cells, including the thics of animal-based research and first-in-human stem clinical trials. Dr. Hyun is an Associate Professor of Bioethics at CWRU and the Director of

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Ethics in the Genetic Era

HUBS hosted Dr. Robert Green, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Genetics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School,for a discussion “Ethical Issues in the Genetic Era.” Dr. Robert is also Associate Director for Research at the Partners

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The Future of Health Care Reform

HUBS hosted Professor David Jones, A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, for a discussion about the future of health care reform. Professor Jones holds many

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Ethics of Euthanasia

In light of the recent ballot measure to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Massachusetts, HUBS hosted Professor Dan Brock, Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, for a

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Bioethics and Law

HUBS hosted Professor Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard Kennedy School, for a dinner discussion of bioethics in health and law. Professor Jasanoff  ”explores the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and policy

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Innovation or Bioterrorism?

In late 2011, a panel of government scientists urged the journals Science and Nature to conceal details of certain research on bird flu, responding to fears of potential for bioterrorism. Recently, in February 2012, Prof. Lipsitch participated in a panel at

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Neuroethics

Harvard Medical School neurologist Dr. Khoshbin and Senior Attorney Laura Khoshbin from Partners Healthcare System, Inc. joined us for a talk on neuroethics. Together they teach the very popular freshman seminar 
“Medicine, Law, and Ethics”. In this discussion, they looked

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HIV Transmission Overseas

Dr. Kenneth McIntosh discussed his experiences overseas as a result of his clinical research with HIV. His focus is on preventing mother-to-child transmission through collaborations with groups in Thailand and in Sub-Saharan Africa. The bioethical issues that arise in these

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Decisions in Disaster: The Ethical Issues in Humanitarian Intervention

April 17th, 2010, 1:30-5:30 PM Featuring ethical issues arising from natural disasters and disaster relief, similar to the recent Haiti earthquake. Register: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/STWWCM9 Keynote: Professor Jennifer Leaning Director, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health. Co-Director, Harvard

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